“He is from another planet.” In America they admire Bobrovsky, who is sweeping the NHL playoffs
Elena Kuznetsova May 21, 2023, 15:00 Moscow time
100 saves and two wins in the first two games of the Conference Finals. When the goalkeeper is really half the team.
Two games into the Eastern Conference Finals (and, in fact, more than three, taking into account all the overtime), Carolina is trying to break through the wall of Sergei Bobrovsky, but can’t do anything with the goalie she’s taken. courage.
100 saves in two games, 152 in the last three. All overtime in these playoffs stays with him, in total there are six such games at the moment, including the last three. The patience of ‘Florida’, who only the lazy did not scold for waste in relation to the goalkeeper who is almost 35 years old, now has a prize. He didn’t get mad when he lost the competition to everyone in a row, but kept plowing and supporting his teammates. He modestly repeated all these years about hard work, the desire to be better, relegated his personal successes to the background (they were also in the Panthers for four years), saying that he was nothing without a team. Even today, commenting on Teräväinen’s crazy save in the second half, he said he was lucky. Although now himself he is destroying the NHL playoffs and putting all the critics in his shoes with his crazy game.
“I was lucky”. Bobrovsky: about the super rescue in the second match of the series with “Carolina”
“Today we didn’t start well, but Bob gave us time to build. We knew he would hold the line. Of course, we didn’t want to make him so nervous, but even if it took us half a game to finish, we knew he would survive. And the stoppage of him in the second period, I don’t understand how he did it at all. He didn’t see it, there was no chance at all. Incredible moment, like this to move and expose the pancake. These are top-tier saves, and he’s been making them throughout the playoffs. He is the backbone of the team, and we were very lucky with him,” said Matthew Tkachuk after the game, who, according to tradition, immediately ran off the ice and congratulated Bob on the victory already in the locker room, with open arms. and exclamations “I love you!”. With Tkachuk, Florida, of course, also pulled a lucky ticket. Today he broke the club record for points in a tiebreaker, and he drags in ways McDavid never dreamed of.
And how not to love Bobrovsky?
“I love you”. Tkachuk warmly thanked Bobrovsky for the game in the match against Carolina
“Bobrovsky is incredible. Every day, every game, people talk about him. And he deserves even more, he is our main support, he gives us the chance to win in every game. We won by one or two goals, he doesn’t care, he always helps us, he makes important saves. And he enjoys it,” said Alexander Barkov, who scored an unbelievably beautiful goal, which Wayne Gretzky called the best playoff stunt he had ever seen.
Emotions of the Florida players after the second straight victory over the Carolinas in overtime
“Bob is now practically invincible,” NHL Network pointed out on social networks, recalling that the Russian has nine wins in the last 10 games and 93.9% of reflected shots (in recent games, this figure usually accumulates). .
“Matthew Tkachuk finished both games, but Sergey Bobrovsky stole both games. How much was cancelled? How much did you make fun of his contract? How much has Florida been ridiculed? Well, no one laughs anymore. At 34, Bobrovsky is playing some of his best hockey and doing it on the biggest hockey scene, rewriting his career history,” writes The Athletic.
Florida has won nine of 10 since losing Game 4 to Boston in the first round. Bob is from another planet, Tkachuk plays like a man possessed, and the Panthers look like the chosen ones,” wrote former NHL defenseman Spittin’ Chiclets host Ryan Whitney.
“I say this with the deepest respect. Bobrovsky will break the soul of those who go for his goal”, says journalist Ryan Kennedy.